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Henry Brothers - Les Frères Henry historical refractor lens - Carte Photographique du Ciel -1902

In 1902 Les Frères Henry made the photographic telescopes for the first photographic sky survey: La Carte du Ciel 
More information about the La Carte du Ciel can be found on internet.

The refractor lens we offer for sale is an original historical and huge 13.3" (33cm) refractor lens.  It's a doublet lens in the original iron cast and brass lens cell. 
The focal length is 343cm.  This is a long tube telescope.

This lens is a unique opportunity for the collector or a museum.

We add 100 original photos made with the Carte du Ciel refractor.  The photos are original printed (engravings) astrophotos with the needed description printed on the borders.

The lens is in excellent condition.
No scratches, dents or fungi
The lens cell has some minor traces of oxidation.  Can easily been cleaned
the hasn't been tested.

Included in the sale
The 13.3" (33cm) lens made by the Henry Brothers 'les Frères Henry) in 1902
The original lens cell
100 printed astrophotos made with the Carte du Ciel telescope


The lens will be carefully wrapped and crated
The atlas plates will be wrapped in a second box

Our service
We have been selling vintage astronomical instruments for over more than 10 years.
I'm a amateur astronomer myself and all instruments I sell are in good working condition.
I test all the telescopes under the stars and know the possibilities of each instrument
All the instruments are controlled and cleaned before shipping.
The necessary reparations are done.
If possible missing parts are replaced.
If not, read the item description carefully for possible defects.
Take a close look at the photos.
The advantage is you know exactly what you're buying.

We put a lot of effort in the wrapping of the items.
We use professional shippers for the world wide shipping.
We have experience in shipping large instruments up to the unique and complete 6" Unitron - Polarex
Each shipping has a tracking number.
If wanted the shipping can be ensured door2door

Returns are possible.
The buyer needs to know how to use the instrument in the right way.
There is a limited warranty because we don't sell new instruments but used vintage instruments.

International Buyers
We ship worldwide

More information
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